The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?
What are your greatest fears in life?
We all struggle with fears of something or someone. Some common fears we share are humiliation, rejection, failure, physical harm, abandonment and death. God’s Word teaches us, however, that our fears are misplaced. Jesus said in Matthew 10:28-31:
Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
As we truly learn the fear of God, knowing him as Creator, Savior, Lord, and Heavenly Father, we are transformed to live holy before him in reverential worship and love. And our perspective of what or who can harm us changes in the light of his power and sufficient grace.
Study, meditate and pray in God’s Word about the fear of the Lord. The only one we should fear is the one who says, “do not be afraid.”
Record your thoughts from today’s scripture:
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